In an example of seasonal staffing, Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Häagen-Dazs has announced that it will be responding to the winter-months slow down in ice cream sales by “temporarily” laying off 1,000 employees for a period of slowing production. The two California plants that are most affected are located in Tulare and Bakersfield, California. While ice cream sales are down, year-to-year, it appears that shifting consumer buying patterns towards lighter frozen yogurt may also be impacting decisions. There is nothing new about this practice and it mirrors last year’s similar layoff.
Another illustration of why workers need to seriously consider a side-hustle in this gig economy to develop multiple independent streams of revenue to compensate for disruptions in their primary income stream.
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